The Walker Street housing site is located in Northcote, just 5km north of Melbourne’s city centre.
The redevelopment of the site will replace 87 walk-ups that did not comply with current design standards with 257 new homes, consisting of 106 social homes and 151 market homes.
The site will deliver a 21% increase in social housing and first home buyers will be given priority access to purchase a new market home.
The supply of new housing at the site will help tackle the growing problem of housing affordability in Victoria.
Homes Victoria is joining with development partner MAB Corporation, and registered housing association HousingFirst, to redevelop the Walker Street, Northcote site.
What you need to know
The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Walker Street, Northcote.
City of Darebin
The development at Northcote will include 257 homes.
The development will include 5% of Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes.
- Environmentally sustainable homes with lower heating and cooling costs
- New bike parking facilities and connections to public transport
- Community room and artist studio
- Separate artist residence to encourage creative arts and community activities
- Quality open spaces the wider community can enjoy.
Community engagement is an important element of the project at Walker Street Northcote.
Previously, Homes Victoria established a Community Consultative Committee for the site that brought together members of the community to help plan the future of the project. As this project is now underway with plans in place, Homes Victoria is hosting regular community engagement opportunities to keep the community informed about all aspects of the project. We undertake regular community drop-in information sessions as well as facilitated stakeholder briefings.
Members of the community can contact us at any time to find out more about the project using the contact details below, or keep a look out for our newsletters, works notices and other updates.
Planning permits approved
Completion of social homes
The latest newsletter updates from the Northcote site: